Tea Practices of China, Japan and Korea featuring ArtLab J’s East Meets West: Korean Tea Ceremony

Join in on a conversation comparing tea culture and practices as found in China, Japan and Korea. Moderated by Katharine P. Burnett, Global Tea Initiative’s founding director and Professor of Art History at the University of California Davis with panelists Midori McKeon, an Omote Senke tea practitioner and a professor at San Francisco State University, Sherab Chen, E-Resources Discovery Librarian, faculty of Ohio State University’s East Asian Studies Center and advisor to OSU student organization Tea Friends, and Yoon Hee Kim, founder of TeaClassics and certified tea master with the Tea Culture Association of Korea. The conversation will explore traditional practices as well as the influence of tea culture on daily life and modern arts.

The program will include ArtLab J’s East Meets West: Korean Tea Ceremony a contemporary dance work inspired by darye (茶禮), a traditional form of tea ceremony in Korea that has been practiced among Korean people for over a thousand years. In the ceremony, the dancers learn about Korean culture and feel the naturalness of enjoying tea within an easy formal setting.  This performance is in collaboration with Mike Han, Korean-Detroit artist, designer, and modern vandal.  His artwork is influenced by Korean calligraphy, graffiti, and modern design.  

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This program presented in partnership with Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures.

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